Secret Santa November 19, 2014 | 15 Comments Who can guess what just arrived in the mail??? And no, it’s not bricks of cocaine, although admittedly that’s the first thing that occurred to me when I laid them out like this. LOL 🙂 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Marksmanship, My First BSG, Random Thoughts
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P-mags are what they look like to me. Hope you got some 20 rounders too. I find them more handy than the 30s most times.
Hmmm, hadn’t thought of that. What happens with the 30-rd? I’ll shop around for some 20s… Thanks!
I think he means handier in that they aren’t as long, therefore not as cumbersome/bulky when moving around at the range/training etc. Less likely to catch the mag on thing, easier to shoot in the prone position, etc. (Plus, reloading the individual mags is faster, since you have ten less rounds to put into each one. But that means ten less rounds for shooting, which makes my gun have a sad.)
I could be wrong, but that is my take. I instantly thought that they were P-mags too, but I honestly don’t have enough experience ordering those to say for sure, so I didn’t.
Ah! Gotcha. Valuable information for someone as clumsy as I am. Thanks!
I think he means…
Yes to all the above. Sorry for not articulating the differences.
When shooting off a bench for accuracy, I use the 20s or even my Colt 8 rounders. Different shooting positions will dictate which mags get in the way and which don’t. You’ll have to experiment to see what works for you when you’re gettin’ your ninja on. 😉
Couple of other things you will find handy…
Stripper clips – God created these so mags could be loaded in 10 seconds or less. Buy 1k rds of ammo already on ’em or buy a pile of them and load them for future use. Don’t bend the tab up farther than 45 deg, it will last longer. (even if the little tab breaks off, no biggie, they still hold the rds OK unless tossed around) I load a bunch and keep them in ziplocks with either the side/end of the ammo box in there to identify what load is what or sharpie it on the side of the bag.
Stripper clip holder/guide/charger – The stripper clips aren’t worth anything without one or two of these around. Don’t pay more than a max of 1-2 bucks. Big end on the mag, small end for the clip ’cause that’s the only way it will fit. Push on the part of the case closest to the clip and wham bam thank you mag, it’s loaded.
You are sliding the case head out of the clip, into the mag. If you push on the middle of the case it will wobble and not slide as easily. Get more than one…
A quick search found these but there are tons more out there:
You’re gonna have so much fun!!! 🙂
Oh, the world is so not ready for me gettin’ my ninja on…..
Pardon me while I have a 7th grade moment with the phrase “stripper clip”….
Stripper clips are definitely a great invention.
If you have a little extra money to spend, the StripLULA can do the same thing as a stripper clip guide, and can also let you load loose cartridges as if you were using a stripper clip. I like mine. It speeds up loading, especially since I’m forced to use ten-round magazines because I live in California.
Ah, the Great State….
Great! Your extra magazines are in. Does this mean you have purchased an EBR (eeeeevil black rifle)? Details….?
A friend of mine is helping me build my big scary eeeeeeeeevil black rifle from scratch (translation: *he* is building it while I watch in sheer awe and try not to break anything). I’m so excited!!!!! Parts coming in sporadically. I’ll keep you posted! 🙂
Pretty hard to break anything. On the other hand, some of the small pins and springs can be a pain if you’re fumble fingered like me.
Early riser, Mike? 🙂
Only on work days, and not by choice. LOL. If I were made king, life would not begin before 9am.
If I were queen it’d be more like 10…
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